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Jonathan Swift shows a womans place in society is without reason but Mary Wollenstoncraft illuminates the fact that women have been shaped by a society in which they have no voice In Jonathan Swifts Gullivers Travels he shows that women are uneducated extravagant melodramatic and untrusting in there own sex Swift illustrates his ideas about women through the story he tells Master about his own country and indirectly though his observations of the Yahoo females Swift shows that women are of a lesser class He implants the idea that women are without intelligence Mary Wollenstoncraft states in chapter 13 of her book The Vindications of the Rights of Woman the reasons for Swifts assumptions She depicts women as being oppressed by men Wollenstoncraft credits men for giving structure to society making it the image of man thus leading to the misdirection of women in society Swift details the true reality of a womans place in society while Wollenstoncrafts vindication expresses whyWomen lack the education that it takes to compete in a society of educated males thus making them an easy target for manipulation Swift states There are three methods by which a man may rise to be chief minister the first is by knowing how with prudence to dispose of a wife a daughter or a sister 456 His thoughts show that women have no real value in society and can be easily exploited by men Wollenstoncraft believes the reason women are so easily manipulated is because the lack of education In fact the female mind has been so totally neglected332 She thinks the reason women are not willing to educated themselves are because of the male figures in their lives A prime example is the father he pushes whimsical novels into the hands of this daughter instead of books containing actual knowledge Women who are not educated allow men to dominate and control societyWomen tend to indulge in extravagant items while never
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